Accession Number:

AD0738303

Title:

MIL SAT COM Phased-Array Control.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jan-Sep 71,

Corporate Author:

MICROPHASE CORP COS COB CONN SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of a seven-month study and investigation of techniques for the control of phased-array antenna to be used in a ground terminal of a TDMA satellite communications system. A control subsystem was designed that uses a hard-wired high-speed digital processor to control a 576-element array. The beam-steering section of the processor allows a beam redirect time of less than 2 us. The report discusses various array control techniques and describes a design based on the optimum techniques found. The design was simulated on a computer to study the effects of various quantization errors. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE